Many runway trends can be difficult to incorporate into your wardrobe, but ruffles are one of the few that are absolutely doable. Ruffles dominated the spring 2016 runways with designers such as Michael Kors and Jason Wu getting in on the trend.
Make ruffles work for you by aiming for a sophisticated look without
the overly girly vibe. If you get it right, you can set yourself up for
loads of compliments. And who doesn’t love compliments?
Read on for our favorite ruffled items – from dresses to pants – available now.
Get inspired by celebrities like Lupita Nyong’o, and give your basic
black dresses a break in exchange for these romantic styles. The best
part is that there’s no need to over-accessorize with these
BCBG Max Azria Juliana Cutout Ruffle Gown ($368)
Topshop Silk Ruffle Open Back Dress ($240)
Missguided Brown Ruffle Hem Tie Waist Hammered Satin Dress ($60)
Ruffled sleeves have a special way of elevating any ensemble: Dress
it up with a pencil skirt or keep it laid back with your favorite pair
of skinny jeans. Either way, you’ll always look pulled together when you pull out the ruffled sleeves.
Shoptiques Ruffle Sleeve Top ($35)
H&M Ruffled Blouse ($50)
J. Crew Ruffle Sleeve Top ($60)
Any true fashionista knows there’s fun in surprising details, and
tops and dresses boasting ruffles on the shoulder area are a major win.
Take a cue from Jennifer Lopez by keeping the rest of your look
ASOS Sweater Dress with Ruffled Shoulder ($53)
Topshop Ruffle Cold Shoulder Sweater ($68)
MLM Label Maison Off Shoulder Top ($150)
Why settle for typical pants when ruffled options have loads of
personality? Perfect for holiday party season, they’re flattering on a
range of body types.
Nasty Gal Lavish Alice Ruffle Round the Edges Tiered Pants ($88)
Club Monaco Brionia Ruffled Pant ($229)
See by Chloé Solid Pants with Ruffled Cuffs ($360)
When winter has you down, sport one of these chic sweaters as a pick-me-up. Your jeans will instantly feel more polished.
H&M Oversized Sweater with Ruffles ($70)
Susie Asymmetric Ruffle Sweater ($325)
Ulla Johnson Amara Cashmere Cardigan ($495)